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Federal Trade Commission's David C. Shonka to Speak at KC’s eDiscovery in 2012: Social Networking, Cloud Computing, Cross Border Issues, Disclosure & Litigation Webcast

New York, NY, October 21, 2011 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that David C. Shonka, Principal Deputy General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “eDiscovery in 2012: Social Networking, Cloud Computing, Cross Border Issues, Disclosure & Litigation.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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Event Synopsis:

eDiscovery is a rapidly evolving topic which remains critically important to attorneys and companies. Gone are the days of simple mining emails for information during the discovery process. Data has gone viral and it has crossed borders. Companies are communicating internally and externally via a myriad of social networks/data services and the data is getting picked up automatically by all sorts of data mining robots and sent to all corners of the globe. Firms are migrating significant portions of their IT network and databases in the cloud. What was once a simply process has now become infinitely more complicated. Clearly a new eDiscovery strategy is needed to prevail in this challenging environment.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key experts to help you make sense of the latest critical issues with respect to eDiscovery. The speakers will also discuss in a two-hour Live Webcast how today’s eDiscovery attorneys should treat technology in terms of the following:

• Social media
• Cloud computing
• Cross Border
• Disclosure
• Litigation

About David Shonka

David C. Shonka is the Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. He oversees the work of the General Counsel’s Litigation, Legal Counsel, and Policy Studies units, and the work of the agency’s FOIA program, its employment counsel, and its Energy Counsel. He also chairs the agency’s E-Discovery Steering Committee.

Before becoming the Principal Deputy, Mr. Shonka was the FTC’s Assistant General Counsel for Litigation. In his career at the FTC Mr. Shonka has briefed and argued numerous appellate cases in the United States Courts of Appeals, tried and argued antitrust and consumer protection cases in the federal district courts, tried cases in administrative proceedings, and contributed to the government’s briefs in several Supreme Court cases.

Mr. Shonka frequently speaks on e-discovery topics, addressing issues that relate to government investigations, cross-border transfers of data, information management, privacy, data security, cloud computing, and the use of social media in litigation. He has also been an instructor in numerous trial advocacy courses. Besides being an active trial level and appellate litigator, Mr. Shonka advises the Commission and senior managers on legal and policy issues; and has represented the Commission in several international programs. Before joining the FTC as a staff attorney, Mr. Shonka was an associate in a Washington D.C. law firm and a litigator in the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:

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